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Public Notice: Steam Line Venting continues on 2/4/16

The University of Pennsylvania Division of Facilities and Real Estate Services will conduct steam line venting as part of the Module 7 Utility Plant Upgrade at University Avenue and River Fields Drive.  This venting is necessary to clean out new steam piping prior to energizing newly installed steam turbines.

Venting will occur at various intervals over a two-day period starting on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 through Wednesday, February 3, 2016, between the hours of 7:00 PM and 11:00 PM. Extra night added: Thursday, February 4th, 2016 from 7pm – 11pm.

Venting will consist of a series of approximately five steam releases into the air from the new steam piping, which will create a high white columnar-like cloud of vaporized water which may look like smoke as it condenses into the cool air.

There will be corresponding loud sounds similar to a jet engine.  Each duration of venting will be approximately 30 seconds to two minutes.

Venting will occur at Module 7, but it will be visible and able to be heard from adjacent properties.

If you have an emergency concern related to this event please call the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Public Safety at 215-573-3333.

DATE: Tuesday, February 2; Wednesday, February 3, 2016; and Thursday, February 4, 2016
TIME: 7:00pm-11:00pm
LOCATION: Module 7 Utility Plant at University Avenue and River Fields Drive

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